Chinese groups ramp up U.S. patent acquisition – three charts

An article from Nikkei Asian Review reveals rapid growth of U.S. patents being granted to  Chinese groups in 2017. While the number still remains relatively small, the pace has accelerated faster than any other country. And this should come as no surprise to anyone monitoring intellectual property, as the Chinese government has made acquiring foreign patents a foundation of its trade strategy for the foreseeable future.

Read this article for three charts that present a clear picture of China’s patent-seeking aspirations, with information such as:

  • The three companies leading the surge of Chinese companies filing for U.S. patents
  • The patent categories in which Chinese companies are most active
  • The most active Chinese entities acquiring U.S. patents